gougeres | Wolf Gourmet

Light and almost ethereal, taking a bite of a still-warm gougère is a magical experience. I served them recently at my book club dinner as an appetizer, and people went absolutely crazy for them. “You made these?” I felt like a celebrity chef for a few minutes as they all clustered around the tray. Someone requested I make them for her company’s upcoming cocktail party. I declined, saying, “You can make them yourself, they don’t take long at all.” A dubious stare ensued.

Armed with a wooden spoon, you can make these impressive, savory French cheese puffs. The recipe starts in a saucepan, simple and straightforward. Boil water and butter, add flour all at once, and stir, stir, stir. The mixture will become thick and glossy. Let it cool slightly, and then add eggs one at a time, thoroughly stirring after each addition. Not quite a full upper body workout, but you will be moving the spoon for a while. You can also put the mixture into the stand mixer if you prefer.

Served warm, they are over-the-top amazing. Room temp they make an excellent, fancy substitute for dinner rolls or even made up into little sandwiches. Once you see how easy they are to prepare, you will put them on your go-to recipe list.

gougeres | Wolf Gourmet
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated asiago cheese
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
Instructions
  • Preheat the oven to Convection/Bake 375°F.
  • In a large saucepan over medium high heat, bring the water, butter and salt to a boil. Stir in the flour with a wooden spoon and mix until the mixture forms a dough. Continually stir and cook over medium low heat for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and continue to stir the mixture until it cools down and no more steam is coming off. The ideal temperature is 140°F if using a thermometer.
  • By hand or in the bowl of a stand mixer, add in the eggs one at a time, beating well. Wait between each addition to make sure the egg is completely mixed in. The dough should be very smooth and glossy. Mix in the cheese and herbs.
  • Transfer the mixture to a large pastry bag fitted with a large round tip. Pipe out onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Each gougère should be about 1-inch. You can also use a cookie scoop to scoop the dough. Wet the tip of your finger and smooth out the tops of each gougère if needed so there are no points. Bake for approximately 25-27 minutes or until golden brown with a crisp outside. Serve warm or at room temperature. Cool completely before cutting.

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